Dr. Giordano brings over 30 years of clinical nursing experience in critical care and hospital administration to the academic setting. Her interests include adult and pediatric burn care, and health care leadership, management, policy, and finance. Her current research focuses on adolescent and young adult burn survivors’ adaptation to consequences of the burn injury and the role social media may have.

Dr. Giordano is active in professional organizations including NYSNA, the American Burn Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. She is active in political issues regarding scope of practice and healthcare. In addition, she received the Mary Mastrandrea Humanitarian Award for her commitment to fund raising for pediatric burn victims.  Dr. Giordano is a member of the Honorary Fire Officers Association of the City of New York and a fellow in the New York Academy of Medicine.


PhD, The Graduate Center/CUNY

MS, Hunter College/CUNY

BS, SUNY at Downstate

Scholarship / Publications

Jeffreys, M., Como, J., Curcio, D., Giordano, M, (2017). Enhancing Cross-Curricular Connectedness and Collaboration from Associate Degree to Clinical Doctorate. Nurse Educator, 11/2017.

Giordano, M. (2016). The Lived Experience of Young Adult Burn Survivors and Social Media. American Journal of Nursing, 116(8), 24-32.

Giordano, M. (2010). Readiness for enhanced  decision making, Readiness for enhanced hope, and Readiness for enhanced power. In B. Ackley, & G. Ladwig (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, (9th ed.)( pp. 296 – 299, 427 – 429, 646 – 649). St. Louis: Mosby.

Giordano, M. (2009) Emergency Care for a Seriously Burned Man. In M. Lunney, Critical thinking to achieve positive health outcomes: Nursing case studies and analyses (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Giordano, M.S. (1993). Burn Wound Management. In Boggs, R. L., Woodridge-King, M. (Eds.), AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care Saunders Company , (3rd ed) (pp.750 – 766). Philadelphia: W.B.